Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Deutsch Heute fur die Leute

I have lost my German-learning mojo. It was there one minute and then all of a sudden it was gone. I blame Friday. We had a hellish night on Thursday with the kids - so bad in fact that I was too tired to remember what happened. It's still all a blur. Anyway, I dropped the kids off at Kita in a daze and decided to give German class a miss thinking I would go home and go straight back to bed. Of course I didn't actually do that. My immediate thought was that I had some child-free time so I'd be better off spending it wisely at the shops and getting new boots.

I wasn't too concerned about missing one session, especially at the end of the week. The teacher had been telling us that we would always start the new stuff at the beginning of the week.So it was an easy decision to make. So on Monday I went in, and I swear it was like a complete mystery. They'd done a whole new tense, and suddenly all my verbs were different too. I hated it. The pace is such that there's not really a lot of time to go over things. By the end of yesterday's 3 hour session I can honestly say I could no longer be bothered trying. I just couldn't get the hang of it at all. I intended doing a lot of catch-up study last night, but as per usual procrastinated on the internet until finally it was time for bed.

Today was marginally better, though I was still in a 'can't be bothered' mood. If I never saw another German book again or had to write my sentences in two different tenses again, I honestly think I'd be a little relieved. I hope this passes, and soon, cause I am booked on till April.

(Deutsch Heute was the name of the German book we used at school. I was crap at it then, and I'm getting worse now)....(or so it feels)


  1. I completely understand the feeling, particularly as the family goes into and out of illnesses (pretty common in this period and after the holidays). That's why I was always so grateful that the VHS system would allow me to rebook for the next semester if I needed to miss too much class or couldn't fit class into life (moving, illness, changing schools etc). I hope you get your mojo back soon- perhaps a visit to a Weihnachtsmarkt will help you out?

  2. Don't give up! It will be fine!

    I think in learning most worthwhile things, we reach that point at which we feel we can't go on. But obviously we can. You can. The candy man.

    Go you!

  3. I remember Deutsch Heute... that is about all I do remember from my GCSE German though, proves what a great book it was lol.


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